Bettystown Tidy Towns – September 2020

Bettystown Tidy Towns (BTT)

BTT volunteers have kept busy over the summer. Some of our recent activities have included, painting the public toilet doors, clearing pavements, strimming grass, clipping hedges, putting up “clean up after your dog” signs and snipping off cable ties. Unfortunately, litterpicks are still a big and regular part of our work and COVID-19 has added “mask litter” to the problem. We encourage everyone to always put used disposable face coverings directly into waste bins.

Our pollinator gardens in the village have been a great success. A big thank you again to Roger & Liz Pickett of The Cottages for helping us lay out the gardens and for the fantastic selection of flowers and plants that they planted. It has resulted in fabulous colourful displays and attracted all sorts of insects and birds into our gardens. In August, we installed a birdbath in the Green Gate Garden for our feathered visitors.

Tύs community workplace initiative

The Tύs community work placement initiative provides short term quality working opportunities while carrying out services that benefit the local community. If you are receiving Full Time Jobseekers, considering Tύs as a pathway to employment and would like to work with Bettystown Tidy Towns group call Kenny on 085 8342354 for more information.

Donation from Laytown Races Committee

The Laytown Races Committee very generously donated €500 each to Bettystown and Laytown Tidy Towns groups. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Laytown Races had to be cancelled this year, however, the Committee were keen to acknowledge the wonderful collaboration and community spirit they receive every September from residents and businesses from both villages. BTT were delighted to receive the donation which will support our work in the community.

Join us

BTT wants to enhance the village and community, for residents and visitors. If you would like to be part of this join us, any Saturday morning between 9 and 11am, even for half an hour. Or, if you have a skill or talent that you can bring to our projects, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us through our Facebook page or follow us on Facebook or Instagram @bettystown_tidytowns to keep up to date on what we are doing.

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Clean Coasts Beach Clean, 29th August 2020

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday 29th August to help clean up Bettystown Beach! It was a fantastic effort. We collected a lot of rubbish and cleared broken glass from heavily littered areas of the dunes. There was also litterpicking at the streams on Eastham Road and Triton Road.

The clean-up was supported by the Clean Coasts programme who work with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life.

BTT would like to thank Clean Coasts, Val Darcy of Budget Signs and Meath County Council especially their local ground works crew for their support for the clean-up. Also, thanks to Carroll Estates, developers of Seoid na Tra, who provided BTT with PPE and materials for the sand sieve and have been supporting us since we started in 2017.

Bettystown and Laytown Tidy Towns - Laytown Race Committee
(L to R): Eimer Gilna, Jimmy Gilna, Paul Kerbey Laytown Races Committee, Mary Lou Murray Laytown Tidy Towns, Liam Keane Bettystown Tidy Towns, Joe Collins Laytown Races Chairman and Bill McDonough Bettystown Tidy Towns at a presentation of €500 each to Laytown and Bettystown Tidy Towns Committees at Laytown Races Grounds. Photo Jimmy Weldon

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